Oct 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUA 685 - Problem Solving and Decision Analysis


This course is dual focused on business problem formulation and decision analysis.  First, the course introduces students to a variety of ways to formulate a business problem and identify its decision alternatives using systems thinking and process thinking.  Second, the course presents core concepts and techniques for conducting data-driven decision analysis (e.g. utility/objective function, linear/nonlinear optimization, and simulation optimization) with purpose of recommending optimal decision options by taking advantage of the results of predictive analytics.

Prerequisites & Notes
BUA 685 or permission, MBA student or permission from Business School Office of Graduate Programs, Must be in a graduate degree or certificate program.

Credits: 3